Track of the Day: ALTA “Figured Out” (2018)

Made up of Hannah Lesser and Julius Dowson, emerging Melbourne duo ALTA rolled into 2018 full steam ahead after a massive 2017, filled with new releases, sharing stages and their own headline national tour. And they don’t seem to have any plans to slow down any time soon.

Coming off a stellar Splendour in the Grass set and continuing their stride, they recently dropped their new single and video for “Figured Out”; a song that provides a contrast between raw lyrics about loss intertwined with upbeat instrumental that creates hope. Starting off slow, I found myself getting lost in the lyrics about vulnerability and as the chorus repeats of “run away, run away”. The story builds along with the beat and realisation that comes with walking away, I somehow still wanted to sway.

The accompanying music video keeps it simple yet showcases their skills with synth beats and silken vocals in a stunning visual way. Things are set to only get better for this band who continue to deliver sure-fire hits.

Watch the clip here:

“Figured Out” is out now via Soothsayer. For more on ALTA, head to their Facebook Page

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Emily Feszczuk

Entertainment & community news journalist who loves music, animals & travelling.

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